Any more, you really can’t make this stuff up; A recent report on FOX News revealed a Seattle homeowner has been living out of his van while deadbeat tenants, who listed his rental house on Airbnb, will have to wait at least four more months for an eviction hearing due to a severe court backlog. According to the report, the landlord, who works as an aircraft mechanic’s apprentice, said he started renting out the entire house to make extra money for pilot school. He and his dog Wally moved into a small apartment. However, the tenant, who signed a lease last March, now owes about $33k,in back rent, plus utilities and late fees and is now listing part of the house on Airbnb.
And, to add insult to injury, the tenant got a free lawyer courtesy of the King County Bar Association’s Housing Justice Project, but the owner has to pay his own legal expenses (although his friends recently started a GoFundMe campaign to help). Indeed…
“I feel like I’m just constantly getting robbed, like every day,” Jason Roth told Fox News. “This is my worst nightmare.
“So, not only is he not paying me, but he’s generating an income through the basement Airbnb unit, and meanwhile, I’m having to pay the utilities for that unit,” Roth told KIRO 7 News, which broke the story of his ordeal.